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Tuesday April 28, 1970
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Hitting his the first homer of the season, Al Kaline helped send the Tigers on their way to an 8-3 victory over the Royals. Joe Niekro and Dick McAuliffe doubled and Mickey Stanley singled for two runs in the third inning before Kaline added two more with his circuit clout. The Royals scored their runs in the sixth when Jim Rooker was safe on an error and Lou Piniella and Paul Schaal homered on consecutive pitches. [The Sporting News]


Detroit Tigers 8, Kansas City Royals 3

Game Played on Tuesday, April 28, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Tigers       0  0  4    2  2  0    0  0  0  -   8 13  1
Royals       0  0  0    0  0  3    0  0  0  -   3  8  1


Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
McAuliffe 2b          4   2   2   2     2   2   .274      Kelly rf              1   0   0   0     0   1   .375
Stanley cf            4   1   2   2     2   0   .314        Keough rf           3   0   0   0     0   0   .182
Kaline rf             4   1   1   2     1   0   .317      Otis cf               4   0   2   0     0   0   .258
Cash 1b               3   0   0   0     2   2   .216      Piniella lf           4   1   1   2     0   1   .333
Horton lf             4   0   1   0     1   1   .279      Oliver 3b             1   0   1   0     0   0   .317
Freehan c             5   1   1   0     0   0   .298        Schaal 3b           3   1   1   1     0   0   .333
Wert 3b               5   1   2   0     0   1   .280      Kirkpatrick 1b        4   0   0   0     0   1   .231
Gutierrez ss          5   1   3   1     0   0   .308      Adair 2b              4   0   1   0     0   0   .286
Niekro p              4   1   1   0     0   0   .214      Hernandez ss          4   0   1   0     0   0   .184
                                                          Campanis c            3   0   1   0     0   0   .188
                                                          Bunker p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .200
                                                            Wright p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Rooker ph,p         3   1   0   0     0   0   .200

Totals               38   8  13   7     8   6             Totals               34   3   8   3     0   3

Time of Game: 2:42   Attendance:  7,237
Left on Base: Tigers 12, Royals 4
DP: Tigers 2, Royals 1
Errors: Wert, Schaal
Doubles: Niekro (1), McAuliffe 2 (4), Stanley (3), Wert (2), Otis (3)
Home Runs: Kaline (1), Piniella (3), Schaal (1)
Stolen Bases: McAuliffe (2)
Sacrifice Hits: Niekro (4)
GIDP: Freehan (2)


Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Niekro W(3-0)           9     8   3   0   0   3   2  34   2.13
Totals                  9     8   3   0   0   3   2  34

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bunker L(0-5)           2.1   5   4   4   2   3   1  14   8.88
Wright                  0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   1.69
Rooker                  6     8   4   4   6   3   0  32   5.00
Totals                  9    13   8   8   8   6   1  47

Passed Balls: Campanis (1)
Wild Pitches: Rooker (1)

Umpires: HP - Russ Goetz, 1B - Don Denkinger, 2B - Art Frantz, 3B - Nestor Chylak


TIGERS 1ST: McAuliffe was called out on strikes; Stanley walked;
Kaline grounded out (shortstop to first) [Stanley to second];
Cash walked; Horton was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Kelly struck out; Otis singled to left; Piniella
lined into a double play (second to first) [Otis out at first];
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Freehan grounded out (third to first); Wert grounded
out (third to first); Gutierrez grounded out (first unassisted);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Oliver singled to right; Kirkpatrick made an out to
third; Adair lined into a double play (right to first) [Oliver
out at first]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 0.

TIGERS 3RD: KEOUGH REPLACED KELLY (PLAYING RF); Niekro doubled
to right; McAuliffe doubled to right [Niekro scored]; Stanley
singled to right [McAuliffe scored, Stanley to second (on throw
to home)]; Kaline homered [Stanley scored]; Cash was called out
on strikes; Horton singled to center; WRIGHT REPLACED BUNKER
(PITCHING); Freehan grounded into a double play (third to second
to first) [Horton out at second]; 4 R, 5 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers
4, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Hernandez singled to right; Campanis popped to third
in foul territory; ROOKER BATTED FOR WRIGHT; Rooker grounded out
(pitcher to first) [Hernandez to second]; Keough grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 4, Royals 0.

TIGERS 4TH: SCHAAL REPLACED OLIVER (PLAYING 3B); ROOKER STAYED
IN GAME (PITCHING); Wert lined to center; Gutierrez singled to
right; Niekro out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to second)
[Gutierrez to second]; McAuliffe walked; Stanley doubled to
right [Gutierrez scored, McAuliffe to third]; Kaline walked;
Rooker threw a wild pitch [McAuliffe scored, Stanley to third,
Kaline to second]; Cash walked; Horton forced Cash (shortstop to
second); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Tigers 6, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Otis doubled to left; Piniella struck out; Schaal
lined to center; Kirkpatrick was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 6, Royals 0.

TIGERS 5TH: Freehan singled to left; Campanis allowed a passed
ball [Freehan to second]; Wert doubled to right [Freehan to
third]; Gutierrez singled to right [Freehan scored, Wert to
third, Gutierrez to second (on throw to home)]; Niekro grounded
out (shortstop to first); McAuliffe doubled to left [Wert
scored, Gutierrez out at home (center to shortstop to catcher)];
McAuliffe stole third; Stanley walked; Kaline forced Stanley
(second to shortstop); 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 8, Royals 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Adair grounded out (shortstop to first); Hernandez
made an out to second; Campanis grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 8, Royals 0.

TIGERS 6TH: Cash grounded out (second to first); Horton walked;
Freehan reached on an error by Schaal [Horton to second]; Wert
struck out; Gutierrez grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H,
1 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 8, Royals 0.

ROYALS 6TH: Rooker reached on an error by Wert [Rooker to
second]; Keough lined to center [Rooker to third]; Otis made an
out to second; Piniella homered (unearned) [Rooker scored
(unearned)]; Schaal homered (unearned); Kirkpatrick flied out to
center; 3 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 8, Royals 3.

TIGERS 7TH: Niekro grounded out (shortstop to first); McAuliffe
struck out; Stanley grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 8, Royals 3.

ROYALS 7TH: Adair grounded out (third to first); Hernandez
grounded out (third to first); Campanis singled to left; Rooker
lined to pitcher; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 8, Royals 3.

TIGERS 8TH: Kaline grounded out (shortstop to first); Cash
struck out; Horton flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Tigers 8, Royals 3.

ROYALS 8TH: Keough lined to center; Otis grounded out (first to
pitcher); Piniella grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 8, Royals 3.

TIGERS 9TH: Freehan flied out to left; Wert singled to right;
Gutierrez singled to right [Wert to second]; Niekro lined to
center; McAuliffe walked [Wert to third, Gutierrez to second];
Stanley forced McAuliffe (second unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Tigers 8, Royals 3.

ROYALS 9TH: Schaal lined to third; Kirkpatrick made an out to
shortstop; Adair singled to left; Hernandez made an out to
second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 8, Royals 3.



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